FRIENDS OF FOXDENTON PARK

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WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH 2011, AND WEDNESDAY 30TH MARCH 2011

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FRIENDS OF FOXDENTON.

 

The main purpose of this meeting was to elect  Management Officers

Chair: Jill Elswood.

Proposed by Janet Scholes   Seconded by Eric Scholes

Vice Chair: Mike Luft

Proposed by Jill Elswood    Seconded by F. Elswood

Secretary:   Eric Parr

Proposed by Jill Elswood     Seconded by John Smalley

Treasurer:    John Smalley

Proposed by Jill Elswood      Seonded by Heather Luft

 

 

6th June 2010

CHADDERTON WALKS FOR HEROES

FROM PARK TO PARK

SUPPORTING

THE HELP FOR HEROES CHARITY.

AT 10.00AM ON SUNDAY 6TH JUNE 2010 THERE WILL BE A SPONSORED WALK CONNECTING THE THREE GREEN FLAG PARK IN CHADDERTON IN SUPPORT OF OUR INJURED SOLDIERS RETURNING FROM THE WAR.

THE FIRST LEG OF THE WALK WILL BE COALSHAW GREEN PARK TO FOXDENTON PARK (APPROX 2KM)

THE SECOND LEG OF THE WALK WILL BE FOXDENTON PARK TO CHADDERTON HALL PARK (APPROX 3KM)

THE THIRD LEG OF THE WALK WILL BE CHADDERTON HALL PARK TO COALSHAW GREEN PARK (APPROX 4KM)

HOW FAR CAN YOU WALK FOR THOSE WHO GAVE SO MUCH FOR US?

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR ARMED FORCES.

SHOW THEM YOU CARE
ENTRY FORM AVAILABLE AT THE CAFES IN COALSHAW GREEN PARK , AND CHADDERTON HALL PARK

OR SEND A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO :

CHADDERTON WALKS FOR HEROES
23 SELBY AVENUE CHADDERTON OLDHAM OL9 0PU
ENTRY FEE WILL BE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE

COMMERORATIVE MEDAL FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

The fee is £5 for under 18, and £10 for over 18

 

26th June 2010

Chadderton Day

 
Climbing Wall

Line Dancing

Brass Bands

Go Karts

Face Painting

Puppet Show

Penalty Shoot-out

Barbeque

 

  11th July 2010 Summer fun day

30th October 2010 Halloween

5th December 2010 Christmas Fair

 
The Cafe opens on 23rd May 2010 and will continue to open (Weather permitting) upto September.

As we are low on members for the friends this year any help with the Cafe would be appreciated.

For further information , please contact Friends of Foxdenton,

Frank Elswood, 07970674855


 

 

 
 

 

Friends of Foxdenton Hall 

WHO ARE WE?
A group of local residents who got together in October 2003 with the main aim of saving and restoring Foxdenton Hall and bringing it back into use as a community facility after many years of neglect and non use. Working together with Chadderton Historical Society and with support from Michael Meacher MP and local councillors, Foxdenton Hall was in 2004 taken off the market by OMBC and discussions began with OMBC as to the future of the Hall.

During 2004 and 2005 many fundraising events were held by the Friends of Foxdenton and monies put into internal improvements. These improvements included complete refitting of the kitchen which was undertaken by the Friends themselves and assisted by the Chadderton Area Committee who granted monies for the purchase of new kitchen equipment. Chadderton and Royton Round Table undertook the redecoration of the main function room. The entrance hall and staircase were redecorated and new light fittings installed. The Hall was now beginning to smile again!

 In October 2004 Foxdenton Hall became the home of the Academy of Performing Arts, the very first community group to start using the building. Over 50 children now enjoy the facilities every Saturday morning. In May 2005 the Hall came back into use for private hire and parties/ meetings etc. now take place on a regular basis. All this is organised and controlled by the Friends of Foxdenton. Enquiries are dealt with on a regular basis.

 Anyone requiring further information about hiring the Hall should contact friends.of.foxdenton@gmail.com

 

  • SO WHAT IS THE CURRENT SITUATION?

    In October 2005 the Foxdenton Hall Shadow Trust was formed. This jointly represents the Friends of Foxdenton, Chadderton Historical Society and Rotary. Recognition and approval is currently being sought from OMBC and once given the Shadow Trust will work together with OMBC representatives to move forward to full Charitable Trust status and eventual private ownership and management of Foxdenton Hall. Appropriate funding will be sought to carry out necessary structural repairs thereby securing the long term future of this magnificent historical building.

     CAN YOU HELP?

     

     

 

 

Green Flag Award Foxdenton Park.

Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Green Flag Status.

Foxdenton has an excellent cafe, well maintained bowling green, childrens play park, sensory garden, tennis courts. The grounds and gardens are well maintained by the Authority. Additionally, focus for children and adults is provided by the Chainsaw artist, Richard James who recently Tree Sculptured the Heron aesops fable.

The Award Ceremony was held at Leeds Armoury on 26th July, attended by officers of the Council and four members of the Friends of Foxdenton Park.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by the Mayor Cllr Ann Wingate and her consort, Steve Smith Manager of Parks and Open Spaces, members of the Chadderton Historical Society, and Members of the Friends of Foxdenton Hall.

Photograph with kind permission of the Oldham Chronicle.

Events 2008 

Chadderton Day 2008

 

The Vikings Have landed at our annual Chadderton Day. And the kids loved it! They were demonstrating fighting with sword and shields, and a realistic show it was. But also they were showing real crafts and skills of their community.

 

Among the many sideshows, were Rock Puppets, pedal go-karting, Blue Crew Cheerleaders, and many more circus skill challenges.

Advice was available from First Choice Homes, the Fire Service about smoke alarms etc and police especially from Constable Cub and Community Police. Demonstrations were given by Broadway Stitchers of their tapestries. Chadderton Historical Society ran a Mill competition and a treasure hunt.

The day was opened by Chadderton's own Town Crier, and was visited by the new Mayor of Oldham and his family. The Society worked with the former Area Manager Mark Simmons in 2006 whose idea it was to found a Chadderton Day, originally to coincide with Wakes Week. The Day was complete for spectators to hear the new Chadderton Anthem, composed by a member of the Chadderton Historical Society, and played for the first time by The Chadderton Band.
A barbeque was available and was taken advantage of by Councillors, community police as well as stall holders and visitors

 

 

 

Sunday May 1st 2005

MAYPOLE SPECTACULAR.

Dancing. Clowns, Hatmaking, face painting, tombola.

 

 
Maypole Dancing
 

 

Face Painting

Images by kind permission of the Oldham Advertiser.
 
 

Face Painting Tent.

Flowers by Chadderton Floral Society
Photographs by John Johnson
 

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 Sunday May 8th 2005

VE Day Street Party

1945!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Formby

Baretrees Band

 

Photographs by John Johnson

 
Last Modified; 04/08/ 2011 copyright Friends of Foxdenton 1999-2011